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Scrap the Scrap?

The plight of woodworking: what do you do with that leftover wood? It is hard for a woodworker to let go. "There has to be something I can use this for." One often says. Unfortunately, space (and spouse) may suggest (or declare) that it is time to ...

Woodworking: A Form of Therapy

Many people who do not divulge themselves into the art of woodworking think that it is just a job performed to make furniture, frames, statues, etc. Like many other forms of art, these people do not understand the time and patience that comes with ...

Interesting Facts about Woodworking You Never Knew

Think you know everything there is about woodworking? Most woodworkers are up to date on the latest woodworking news, but here are some interesting and obscure facts about woodworking even the most seasoned workers might now know! The Biscuit ...

Bosch to Release New REAXX Portable Table Saw

Bosch will be releasing it's latest portable table saw, the Bosch REAXX, on June 1st. Bosch already has some really nice portable tables saws on the market, such as the 4100 and the GTS1031, and this new saw looks to push forward safety features ...

Softwood vs. Hardwood

Whether seasoned woodworking veteran or wet-behind-the-ears beginner, it’s important to identify the perfect type of wood for your project. If building furniture, cabinetry, flooring or small trinkets and toys, make sure you choose the right wood ...

Can I Cut a Curve with my Circular Saw?

Circular saws are for cutting straight lines and jig saws for curved lines. Right? Well, you already know that circular saws can cut curves - just look at the edge of that piece of plywood you cut freehand. You know the one I'm talking about - the ...

Listen Up! Think About Your Ears!

We woodworkers are a bold crew. We move things we shouldn't. We put our fingers in harms' way on a regular basis. We put up with sawdust. All for the love of the art and craft of carpentry. We wouldn't have it any other way. Something we put at ...

An Abundance of Wood

We are blessed to live in a country with such an abundance of natural resources. One of the resources we woodworkers appreciate the most is the wide variety of wood available for the home craftsman, the artist and the home builder. While there are ...

Random Orbit Sander or Orbital Finishing Sander: Which Is the Right Tool for Your Job?

As with many things in life, having the right tool for the job can make the difference between completing your task in a timely and enjoyable manner, and getting it done in twice the time, and with a lingering sense of frustration. Most home ...

Power Tool Care – Easy Fixes

How often have you seen someone throw a circular saw around or break and not repair something like the blade-guard pawl?  Have you ever seen someone continue to use a power tool with a badly torn up power cord and old tape dangling from the cord?  ...